VMware Virutalization Administrator, Pretoria [Permanent]
|Join a leading compnay in the financial services / insurance / assurance industry and utiliseyour 5+ years relevant expereince as VMware Virutalization Administrator
(Salary depends on experience and qualifications)
BSc degree in Computer Science or Degree in Information Technology or 3 Year National Diploma or equivalent professional qualifications.
MCSE certification is desirable
4 Years experience supporting complex networks with Microsoft servers, Cisco firewalls, VMware servers and software, DNS services, spam filters, and VPN management.
5 Years experience supporting HP-UX servers.
3 Years experience in managing Microsoft-centric web deployments with clustering technologies.
4 Years experience supporting enterprise class applications in production environments certificates, licenses, registrations.
Proven track record of implementing highly complex server environments.
Management of multiple MS servers 2003/2008.
Experience of managing multiple Adabas/Natural databases.
Strong self-sufficiency and initiative working on Database projects
Practical experience in monitoring and tuning a database to provide a high availability service
Practical experience in managing the internal and external HP HP-UX systems and VMware database security.
Intermediate level negotiation skills.
Basic knowledge of SCM (software configuration management) products such as Subversion or CVS.
Solid experience working in a virtualized environment (VMware) is required.
Working knowledge of web services, web application development, MS SQL.
Must have a high level of comfort working in a rapidly changing, fast-paced start-up environment.
High competence, with a track record of strong problem solving.
Highly motivated, experienced, resourceful and efficient with a "Can Do" attitude.
A good understanding of database architecture, software and database management systems.
A good understanding of the Data Protection
Assist in the management and support of product integration services with multiple business partners, including real-time web services and batch processing.
Assist in managing the corporate systems in a racked Windows/Intel environment, including the following: Windows 2003, Windows XP, Active Directory, MS Exchange,
MS Terminal Services, DNS services, spam filters, intrusion detection systems, Cisco VPN and firewalls and VMware servers.
Server hardware provisioning including configuration and deployment.
Data backup management, scheduling and reporting for both internal corporate systems and data centre systems.
Management of HP data protect systems.
Build and deploy virtualization servers for corporate and data centre environments.
Troubleshooting and problem solving of HP-UX and VMware development.
Improvement and maintenance of the databases to include rollout and upgrades.
Implementation and release of database changes according to agreed timescales and costs.
Ensure availability and performance of the databases that support the system.
Work to ensure that the associated hardware resources allocated to the databases and to ensure high resilience and performance tuning.
To proactively monitor the database systems to ensure secure services with minimum downtime (both HP-UX and VMware servers and interfaces).
Provide trend analysis to management team to enable them to make informed decisions regarding resource management. .